Commercial and Residential Property Valuations


Brian Gale Surveyors are a team of RICS accredited Chartered Surveyors and RICS registered Valuation Surveyors, providing commercial and residential property valuations across the South East for a wide range of purposes including:

A professional property valuation is designed to determine the accurate market value of the property, which is an essential part of any property acquisition, disposal or development process. For residential clients, we recommend that you obtain a property valuation in addition to a suitable home survey before you commit to the purchase.

To discuss your valuation requirements in more detail, please get in touch.


Since Brian Gale Surveyors was first established in 1985, our professional team of experienced Building and Valuation Surveyors has been providing expert advice and assistance on a wide range of residential and commercial property matters. We are registered RICS Valuers under the RICS Accredited Valuer Registration Scheme to ensure that our levels of knowledge and expertise are always at the forefront of industry developments and best practice.

An independent surveying practice, we are not associated with any Estate Agency or other organisation. This makes us ideally placed to provide impartial advice, valuations and surveying services in the South East including CrawleyGuildfordCroydonSevenoaks to satisfy our clients’ requirements without compromise.

We are highly experienced in advising both large and small corporations, public bodies, government departments and local authorities, and have served countless residential clients.

About us

Why do I need a valuation?

Most mortgage lenders will insist upon a property valuation as a precondition for the loan, to ensure there is adequate security in case of loan repayment problems or defaulting on the mortgage.

In addition, there are a number of reasons why you may wish to get your own private valuation, such as:

  • Understanding the current value of your home before putting it on the market, or setting up a Shared Equity or Shared Ownership agreement
  • Valuations to satisfy your building insurance provider if they require an estimate for insurance and reinstatement costs
  • As an alternative to a property survey that would normally include a market valuation (for example, a home buyer surveyor full building survey)
  • Providing a property valuation to aid formal or informal marriage, separation or divorce proceedings
  • Valuing commercial property for purchase purposes or for transfer to a SIPP
  • Assisting in Probate and Inheritance Tax purposes, either for HMRC, a private sale or estate division

Won’t my estate agent provide a valuation?

Estate agents will carry out a market appraisal of a property, prior to listing it. Their figures will be based on their experience of similar properties in the local area, and it is likely that the valuation they arrive at will be influenced by their goal of attracting your business.

In sharp contrast, RICS Registered Valuers have to base their reports on factual information, and are legally responsible for the accuracy of the figures they provide. That’s why mortgage lenders will base their loan agreements on the opinions of a qualified valuer rather than an estate agent’s quote. Brian Gale Surveyors are Chartered Valuation Surveyors and RICS Registered Valuers.

What does a valuation report include?

The focus of the Valuation Report is to provide an accurate market value for the property. The calculations will be supported with an overview of the building’s condition and a brief description of any legal concerns.

How long will it take to receive my report?

Once you accept our quote, we can usually assess the property and compile your full report within a week.

Contact Us

Brian Gale Surveyors offer commercial and residential red book valuations in Sussex, Surrey and the South East including HorshamBrightonWimbledonTonbridge and further afield. We also provide a wide range of professional surveying services for home buyers including RICS Condition Reports, Home Survey Reports and Full Building Surveys, and can deal with specialist matters such as Party Wall Awards, Schedules of Condition and Schedules of Dilapidation.

For expert advice on any of our services and to obtain a free quotation, please get in touch with Brian Gale Surveyors by calling 01737 245947 or by filling out the form on this page. We look forward to hearing from you.

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